Victor Edward arrived and was received with great joy, as the child of Melvin and Linda Niska, on April 27, 1946 in Elk River, Minnesota. He entered his Sabbath Rest, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, on August 25, 2011 after a journey of 65 years, 3 months and 25 days of this life.
Victor Edward Niska and Pamela Ann Stewart were married on September 4, 1965. Their marriage was blessed with 10 children: Quinton, Sam, Aaron, Nathan, Vermont, Nils, Christina, Suzanna, Laura and Rebecca.
Victor was preceded in death by his father and mother, Melvin and Linda Niska; sister, Evelyn Wilen; brother, Charles Niska; sister, Marian Halberg; father-in-law, Robert Stewart; brother-in-law, Byron Stewart; and sister-in-law Candice Stewart.
Survived by his children: Quinton (Michelle) Niska, Burnsville, Minnesota; Samuel (Shelley) Niska, Chanhassen, Minnesota; Aaron (Kimberly) Niska, Waverly, Minnesota; Nathan Niska, Battleground, Washington; Vermont (Jennifer) Niska, Battle Ground, Washington; Nils (Holly) Niska, Hutchinson, Minnesota; Christina Niska, Battle Ground, Washington; Suzanna (Martin) Tilford, Vancouver, Washington; Laura (Mike) Isaacson, Kelso, Washington; Rebecca Niska, Tacoma, Washington; the children’s mother, Pamela Niska, Battle Ground, Washington; grandchildren Ashley, William, Taylor, Alexis, Hannah, Justin, Jaiden, Andrew, Timothy, Brennan, Karsen, Payton; siblings, Melvin Jr. (Ester) Niska, Annette (David) Carlson, Elsie (Dennis) Muonio, Lila (Wayne) Schmidt, Edith (Edward) Maki, Junetta (Gary) Johnson, Leonard (Selina) Niska, Lois Niska, and Eunice (John) Burns; sister-in-law, Eleanor Niska; brother-in-law, Arthur Halberg; Uncle Sivert Hendrickson and Aunts, Nina Lobbestael, Estella Hendrickson, Laila Cichosz, Carol Jean Hendrickson, Anna Mae (Tom) Koski; mother-in-law, Gloria Stewart; many brothers and sisters-in-law; and many cousins, relatives, friends and acquaintances.
Pallbearers: Victor’s six sons, Quinton Edward, Samuel Victor, Aaron Arthur, Nathan Robert, Vermont Allen, Nils Stephen.
Arrangements by Iten Funeral Home, 300 Third Street N., Delano, Minnesota, 55328, (763) 972-2891. Visitation Friday, September 2, 2011 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitation Saturday, September 3, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Service at 10:00 a.m. Graveside service following at the Delano Cemetery. Lunch following at KC Hall in Waverly, Minnesota.